Online libraries and museums
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- Free/Public domain books, ebooks, audiobooks
- Online museums
Free/Public domain books, ebooks, audiobooks
- Standard Ebooks Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced for the true book lover.
- Read Print Library Online books, poems, short stories.
- Ebooks Gratuits Free French ebooks.
- Feedbooks Public Domain Discover thousands of public domain books.
- LibriVox Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers from around the world.
- LoyalBooks 7,000+ Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads.
- Top Documentary Films Watch Free Documentaries Online.
- PBS FRONTLINE Documentaries
Museums with virtual tours, video tours or digital collections.
Museum digital collections
- Louvre site des collections The Collections database consists of entries for more than 480,000 works in the Musée du Louvre and Musée National Eugène-Delacroix. Updated on a daily basis.
- British Museum - Online research catalogues
- Rijksstudio - Rijksmuseum More than 700,000 works of art.
- Library of Congress digital collections
- The New York Public Library Digital Collections
- The Met Collection
- Van Gogh Worldwide Resource for Vincent van Gogh’s artworks.
- Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collections Explore over 30 centuries of design online, from ancient Roman marble to Pre-Columbian textiles, Renaissance drawings, contemporary 3D-printed chairs, and digital code.
- Polona Polish National library, has some English support.
- University of Wisconsin Digital Collections The UW-Digitized Collections contain rare and unique photos, books, maps, recordings, archival documents, and more from across the UW, Wisconsin, and the world.
- NASA Image and Video Library
- David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
- Heidelberg University Library Direct access to electronic full text resources licensed by Heidelberg University Library.
- Bibliothèques spécialisées de la Ville de Paris
- FIDM Museum & Galleries: Online Collections
- Cambridge Digital Library
- Medical Heritage Library Access to seven centuries of medical history.
- Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest
- Embassy of the Free Mind A collection of occult works from Amsterdam’s Ritman Library.
- MKG Collection Online Explore the collection of the Museum of Art and Design Hamburg (MKG).
- Cleveland Museum of Art
- Smithsonian Open Access where you can download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images—right now, without asking. With new platforms and tools, you have easier access to more than 3 million 2D and 3D digital items from our collections—with many more to come. This includes images and data from across the Smithsonian’s 19 museums, nine research centers, libraries, archives, and the National Zoo.
- Plantin-Moretus Museum Woodcuts high quality scans of 14000 woodblocks.
- 日本語史研究資料 国立国語研究所蔵 Historical textual resources from NINJAL.
- 国立国会図書館デジタルコレクション National Diet Library Digital Collection
- The Tank Museum’s Youtube channel
- Petersen Automotive Museum’s Youtube channel
- The Museum of Flight’s Youtube channel
- Google Arts and Culture
- Digital Public Library of America Discover 44,396,968 images, texts, videos, and sounds from across the United States.
- Europeana Discover inspiring European cultural heritage.
- Cultural Japan Discover digital resources on Japanese Culture from all over the world. More than a million items are collected for this platform to inspire novel applications.
- DigitalNZ Search 30+ million New Zealand items across 300+ collections in one place.
- Videomuseum Consortium of modern and contemporary public art collections.
- WikiArt Visual art encyclopedia.
- Biodiversity Heritage Library Inspiring discovery through free access to biodiversity knowledge.
- Artvee Discover Classical Art. Browse and download high-resolution, public domain artworks.
- Survey of GLAM open access policy and practice (Douglas McCarthy and Dr. Andrea Wallace, CC BY 4.0, 2018 to present)